When Edzo isn't there the NBC stream is a great stream to listen to. Forslund and Strader are excellent, and personally I love Doc because he makes the game really exciting despite his overuse of "DRIVE". Pierre does kinda suck though but at least he's professional and doesn't pick a side.
None of this matters though because I have TSN and I have their crew which are always amazing to listen to!
It doesn't matter if he's a scoring winger or not you don't give up on the play, EVER, especially with the game tied in the playoffs. He's the captain of the team too, doesn't show any kind of effort. That would be annoying to look at in the regular season with a 3-0 lead let alone a playoff game.
If you look at our captain Z last night, when he fell and the play looked pretty bad he got up off his ass and backchecked like you've never seen him before. That's how a captain plays, he sets an example for the rest of the team with his intensity, Ovechkin obviously did not.
Let's not forget that Babs coached him in 2010 for the Olympics and he played very well (of course that had to do with playing with Crosby), so he's familiar with our system somewhat. Him playing on a line with Datsyuk would be magic, plus he's got a ton of leadership experience and class. To top it off he is cup hungry.
This is what I'm talking about.... This is a Stanley Cup lineup with the best defense and rolling out 4 solid lines.
FORWARDS Zach Parise ($7.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m) Dustin Penner ($4.250m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Danny Cleary ($2.800m) Justin Abdelkader ($1.200m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Darren Helm ($1.200m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m) DEFENSEMEN Shea Weber ($8.500m) / Ryan Suter ($6.000m) Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Ian White ($2.875m) GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) Joey MacDonald ($0.550m) BUYOUTS Jakub Kindl ($0.008m)
I like our chances a lot if we can play 5 lines a game! Wouldn't we need to balance it out with 4 defensive lines though?